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Taxpayers' Union responds to The Spinoff

Thursday, 25 January 2018, 3:06 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Today an article was published about the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union in The Spinoff , a small, publicly-funded, Auckland-based millennial website specialising in television listicles, ‘pop-culture’, and fake news . More >>

Singapore Airlines’ ratepayer subsidy proven total failure

Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 5:07 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union says the failure of Singapore Airlines' Wellington-Canberra route shows what an utter waste the route’s multi-million dollar subsidy has been. Taxpayers' Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “The Wellington-Canberra ... More >>

Winter Energy Payment change costs taxpayer $70 million

Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 12:52 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Government’s decision to automatically enroll superannuitants in their Winter Fuel Policy, rather than require them to opt in, comes at cost of nearly $70 million, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. More >>

Waikato DHB must demand refund from recruitment agency

Tuesday, 23 January 2018, 7:19 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

23 JANUARY 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union says it is a disgrace that Waikato DHB paid a recruitment agency $106,000 to scout Nigel Murray, who went on to abuse taxpayer money and was forced to resign. Responding ... More >>

Parliamentary Services is a Kingdom of Waste

Tuesday, 23 January 2018, 5:11 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that Parliamentary Services purchased hundreds of copies of an animal-inspired self-help book, apparently “packed full” of tips. More >>

Iwi assets swollen by tax loophole

Tuesday, 23 January 2018, 3:33 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union says the rapid growth of iwi assets is driven by special tax treatment. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “The corporate tax rate for Maori Authorities is 17.5%, compared to 28% for other ... More >>

Media interest in Turei’s benefit fraud is justified

Tuesday, 23 January 2018, 12:28 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union says it is deeply concerning that Green MP Marama Davidson fails to understand the ongoing public interest in Metiria Turei’s benefit fraud investigation. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, ... More >>

Taxpayers’ Union joins congratulations for PM

Friday, 19 January 2018, 1:02 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

19 JANUARY 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has joined New Zealanders in congratulating the Prime Minister on today’s news. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams said, “We wish the Prime Minister the ... More >>

Re-renaming children’s ministry is political vanity

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 12:00 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

18 JANUARY 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union is accusing both National and the new Government of vanity for yet again renaming the Ministry for Children. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “National and New Zealand ... More >>

Government has worsened a rental market nightmare

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 12:00 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

18 JANUARY 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE When the Government increased student living costs and allowances, it was inevitable that rental costs would be driven up says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. A series of stories this week have highlighted ... More >>

Bureaucrats party with drag queens on taxpayer dollar

Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 6:55 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

17 JANUARY 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that a small government agency spent over $300,000 on ‘entertainment’ in 2015/16 – including a drag queen dinner and show for staff. More >>

Handouts for electric vehicles = corporate welfare

Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 12:01 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

17 JANUARY 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union is slamming today’s announcement of $3.7 million in taxpayer dollars being given to private businesses to buy electric vehicles. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, ... More >>

Hands off motorists’ piggy bank, Phil

Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 11:52 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Government must keep its hands off motorists’ piggy bank, says the Taxpayers’ Union after the Transport Minister reportedly told stakeholders he’s considering using New Zealand’s roading fund for non-roading projects. Taxpayers’ Union Executive ... More >>

International report says Kiwi voters lack electoral freedom

Monday, 15 January 2018, 12:22 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

New Zealand’s mediocre ranking in a new index of electoral freedoms is embarrassing and shows the need for electoral reform, says constitutional lawyer and electoral reform campaigner Jordan Williams, who is now the Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ ... More >>

New Year’s tobacco tax hike means pain

Sunday, 31 December 2017, 11:27 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

A new report by the Taxpayers’ Union shows the ineffectiveness of tobacco tax hikes as a tool to reduce smoking rates, and reveals the unintended consequences of the policy: direct financial harm to smokers and their families, and crime towards ... More >>

Waipa District Council clings to inefficient water services

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 3:14 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams is denouncing Waipa District Council’s refusal to pool water management services with neighbouring Hamilton City. More >>

Manurewa West School’s Silence on Spending Disgraceful

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 10:37 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

A Manurewa school’s refusal to front media over its funding of the principal’s home expenses, a ‘stress-relief’ weekend and more is a disgrace to parents and taxpayers, says the Taxpayers’ Union. “It’s disgraceful that the chairperson, ... More >>

Problems at Waikato DHB seemingly unlimited

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 3:58 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

A new inquiry by the Deputy Auditor-General into Waikato DHB’s procurement of IT services from California-based company HealthTap suggests the time has come for the Minister of Health to sack the board at Waikato DHB and appoint commissioners, says ... More >>

Business Tax Rate Killing Investment, Productivity And Wages

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 11:44 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

New Zealand's corporate tax rate is now one of the highest in the world with the expected passing of a massive reduction in business taxes in the United States, says the New Zealand Taxpayers' Union. It is calling on the Government to put corporate ... More >>

Auditor General report highlights wasteful spending

Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 12:34 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Heads should roll over an Auditor General report slamming school spending decisions around the country, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. More >>

   

 

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